Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I Have to Be Honest...

I have to be honest, bright colors intimidate me, and bright colors in mass amounts terrify me. But, I still wanted to challenge myself (after all, I think that one of the reason Challenges are posted?) so I created this set of Birthday Cards for the Embellish Birthdays Color Challenge. The entries thus far are amazing and so bright, I envy them from afar.

I've been away for a while and was able to spend some quality time with my sister, who had this dog stamp set, and the wonderful idea to use a little bling for the collars. She amazes me that with her smart, scientific, veterinarian brain she was able to think of such a crafty clever idea! I love her, her ideas, the fact that she shares her supplies while I visit (and that she looks over my dog to make sure he's still healthy!). Each card is 3.5x3.5 inches and finishes the Birthday sentiment on the inside. I really like the clean and simple nature of these cards (and truth be told the bright colors!) and later I will post some more cards of this nature. The inside sentiments are as follows:
It's a Matter of Making Years Count. You Just become for Fun to Know and finally, Happy Belated Birthday.

Supplies Used: SU Natural White Cardstock, SU Green Cardstock, Colorbox Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan and various shades of pink, blue, green, SU Its Your Birthday and Man's Best Friend Stamp Sets, Fiskars Corner Rounder Punch and SU Scallop Trim Border Punch, CM Blue DSP, Various Gems, Blue Grosgrain Ribbon


  1. SO clever of your sis and you did this color challenge really beautifully! Like you, I'm intimidated with massive amount of rich and vibrant colors! This really is a fabulous and smart design!

  2. love the cute little doggie cards! Great job on the challenge!

  3. You are a girl after my own heart! Love these!! The simplicity is perfection! Thanks for playing along with us at Embellish!

  4. Karen, I love these cute cards! Thanks for playing along with us!